The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.


Undergraduate Medical Sciences Education

The Medical Sciences Program at IU School of Medicine-Bloomington is involved with the education of thousands of Indiana University undergraduate students each year, offering undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, health and disease, the medical science of psychoactive drugs, and other related topics.

A Minor in Medical Sciences is available to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the life sciences by participating in this program (requirements for the minor). Students should check with their major advisor to determine if the Medical Sciences Minor is an option for them.

Undergraduate students interested in research can arrange to work in the laboratory of a Medical Sciences Program faculty member, and undergraduates interested in teaching can apply for a paid Undergraduate Teaching Associate positions.

Medical Sciences Undergraduate Programs

The Medical Sciences program at IU School of Medicine-Bloomington offers numerous undergraduate courses that satisfy selected requirements for specific majors, and which may count for credit for the Medical Sciences Minor. These courses are also popular electives for many undergraduates who are not pursuing life science degrees. Explore the Medical Sciences undergraduate courses.

The Medical Sciences Minor provides undergraduates interested in a career in life sciences with a solid foundation to pursue future studies. Students considering allied health, exercise science, medicine, dentistry, optometry or nursing careers gain basic knowledge, experience and critical thinking skills by participating in this program. Students must check with their major advisor to determine if the Medical Sciences Minor is an option for them. If so, the recorder in the major school will add the Medical Sciences Minor to the student’s electronic record so it can be tracked. Majors in the College of Arts & Sciences may add this minor by logging in to the College of Arts & Sciences secure website. For more information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Medical Sciences Program.

An Undergraduate Teaching Associate (UTA) in the Medical Sciences Program is a junior or senior undergraduate student with at least 60 credit hours completed and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. UTAs assists faculty, associate instructors and laboratory directors with the teaching mission of the program. UTAs primarily help in teaching laboratories but also assist in other essential roles as specified for each course. In return, UTAs develop communication and leadership skills and insight to how people learn. Participation in this program is reserved for the truly outstanding undergraduate student. A student must have completed the course for which he or she serves as a UTA. Read the UTA Handbook or contact the UTA Program Director for more information.